Considering Caribbean Beach for a June trip--need Skyliner advice

We are considering staying at the Caribbean Beach Resort for a June 9 through June 14 trip. We are going mainly for Garden Rocks Concerts in World Showcase. I was thinking about requesting an Aruba room to be close to the Riviera skyliner station. I was wondering if there is an issue with Gondolas being full coming from Caribbean Beach and not having room to load passengers at the Riviera station during park opening hours. Would we be better off taking an Uber to the Beach Club or Boardwalk and walking to International Gateway than relying on the Skyliner during that time?

They reserve some empty gondolas for the Riviera. I haven’t boarded there myself but I think it should be ok. There will probably be a relatively long wait whenever demand is high (including in advance of park opening) but not sure exactly how long.

Hopefully someone with direct experience will chime in.

Hello @momlovesdisney! We (me, DD10, DD14) at CBR in Dec. 2020. We used the Skyliner almost every day and boarded at the Riveria station. I feel like we stayed in Aruba as well, but I can’t remember exactly.

We had no problems boarding or making rope drops in the morning. Sure, sometimes a few full cars came by before we could board, but waits were minimal. And I feel like the Riveria Skyliner stop was less crowded then the CBR Skyliner stop.

It was about a 5-8 minute walk from our room to the Riveria Skyliner stop.

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Every 3rd or 4th gondola is empty for the skyliner. So boarding is a little slower because you are waiting 3 gondolas before your turn. But when we went, they were also only loading one party per gondola

Just trying to bump this thread.

We are staying at CBR in June and I am wondering about skyliner at park open.


  1. Does it start running early enough to get to DHS at least 30 or 40 minutes before park open?

  2. How long should I plan to wait to get on the Skyliner in order to get to DHS 30 to 40 minutes before park open?

Lizzney22 had some experience, but it was in 2020 and SOOOO much has changed since then.

Any input from people who have stayed at Skyliner resorts in the last couple of months would be welcomed!!!


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Per the Liners Handy-Dandy Spreadsheet, it looks like the Skyliner has started running at 6:25 for a 7:30am Early Entry. That should be plenty early.


I would plan to wait 20-30 minutes (may be more or less, but that’s what I’d plan for.) So I’d be at the Skyliner Station by 6:30am for a 7:30am open.

Thank you @Jeff_AZ! I didn’t even know this existed!!!

Liners for the WIN!

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@Jeff_AZ is this a document that Liners should add to, or submit information for based upon our experiences? If to submit information, to whom do we send it?

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Yeah anyone can fill it out. You just go into the sheet and edit it.